Sep 19th, 2017

Factors of European Chemical Production Growth in the Third Quarter

On August 24, Cefic reported a considerable growth of chemical production in the European Union. Despite remaining below the before-the-crisis level, within the six months, the volume of chemical production has grown by 3, 1% in contrast to the same period of last year. The results were positive in a majority of chemical subsectors and […]...

Aug 21st, 2017

Russia: Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol Will Be Strictly Governed By the Law

From July 2017, the ethyl alcohol manufactured in the Russian Federation (RF) is strictly regulated by law. On 29 Jul 2017, the Federal Law №278-FЗ was signed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The law amends the current act on state regulations of ethyl alcohol, alcoholic drinks and alcohol products production and […]...

Aug 14th, 2017

German Cosmetics Producers Received New Rules on the Use of Heavy Metals

The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany may reduce restrictions on heavy metals in the production of personal hygiene means and cosmetics, explaining that the previous rules were outdated. On changing the restrictions, manufacturers will work under the new rules. Despite the ban of The European Union on the use of […]...

Aug 7th, 2017

Russian Construction Giant Technonicol Boosts Exports of Foamed Polystyrene to Europe

Technonicol, a key Russian producer of reliable and functional construction materials, is ramping up its export supplies.  Annually exporting 70 thousand m3 of extruded foamed polystyrene (XPS), it intends to deliver up to 210 thousand m3 to foreign consumers, in particular to Western, Eastern and Northern Europe. According to the strategic plan of SBU “Polymeric […]...

Jul 31st, 2017

BASF Receives World Health Organization Approval for Chlorfenapyr-Based Insecticide for Malaria

Years of collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Innovative Vector Control Consortium made it possible for BASF to introduce a new anti-mosquito product. It is a long-lasting mosquito-combating chemical that belongs to a completely innovative chlorfenapyr insecticide class.  The product got a name Interceptor G2 and has recently received […]...

Jul 18th, 2017

Siberia Has Built the First LNG Facility

In 2015, Gazprom urged the creation of big gas consumers market in the Siberian region. This sensitive task was given to Kemerovo region authorities. To begin with, the region had to construct a plant for the production of liquefied natural gas. The launch of the first LNG plant in Siberia was scheduled for August 2016; […]...

Jul 5th, 2017

Advanced Polymers with Superior Properties Come From Russia

Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects announced the creation of a polymer with unique properties. A new polymer is a thermal tolerant and high tensile material which was developed in the laboratory of advanced polymers in June 2017. National chemists boast that their polymers have surpassed other foreign counterparts by such parameters as resistance and […]...

Jun 12th, 2017

Short Term Forecast and Current Situation at European Polyethyleneterephthalate Market

According to marketing experts, the May price for polyethyleneterephthalate (PETF) in Europe was stable due to the balance of price influencing factors. Thus, the PETF price was within the range of EUR 980 – 1020 per tonne.  Despite raw oil futures grew within a period from 15 May to 21 May, the import price was […]...

Apr 26th, 2017

Russian Chemists Offer An Improved Self-Extinguishing Foamed Plastic

Self-extinguishing foamed plastic was created by the team of scientists from Perm State Institute of Natural Science who won a grant within the project “The development of non-hazardous thermal insulating materials”. The research was carried out with the support of Perm Krai authorities.  It is a completely new or renovated material which in comparison with […]...

Apr 18th, 2017

Refining Companies Can Save Resources When Applying a New Catalytic Cracking Unit from BASF

A multicorporate enterprise BASF launches BorotecTM – a new catalyst for fluid catalytic cracking (FCC). The innovation of BASF is created on a boron-based unique platform. FCC facility recycles raw materials with the low and moderate volume of residual components and the use of this catalyst makes the recycling process more flexible. This, in turn, […]...

Apr 6th, 2017

The Situation and Prospects Coagulants and Flocculants Production in Russia

Coagulants and flocculants are chemicals that are necessary for water treatment. Currently, the Russian production of coagulants covers 95% of demand in the market, and the supply of flocculants comprises 5 %. Thus, the coagulants production which is 400 -500 thousand tonnes exceeds the consumption level by 2-2.5 times. Most of the coagulants and flocculants […]...

Mar 26th, 2017

Polymer-Based Cosmetics: New Properties and Effects

Polymers are gradually entering the cosmetics industry. Those chemical companies that produce polymers see a great potential of this sort of material for the beauty products manufacturing. Today practically all brands of decorative cosmetics contain waterproof film-forming ingredients that make our skin soft and silky and our hair style well-fixed. Covestro, a Russian producer of […]...

Jan 27th, 2017

Sika’s Growth Profit from Sales Throughout 2016

As of the end of the financial year global chemical company Sika has increased the sales by 5,6% in the local currency. The sales volume is totalled CHF 5, 75 billion. The sales growth was primarily boosted by the investments in new plants, opening of branch offices across the globe and new product launch. These […]...

Jan 20th, 2017

European Producers Increase Polystyrene and Polypropylene Contract Price

Major participants of European market are considering the increase of contract price for polystyrene in January 2017. In comparison with December, January price is expected to will grow from EUR 105 to 125 per tonne due to the rising prices for styrole. However, the consumers are not satisfied with this pricing policy saying that the […]...

Jan 13th, 2017

The export of petrochemical products of Iran to Europe has doubled

Within the last seven months, Iranian petrochemical industry has doubled the export to Europe. This information was obtained from Ali Mohammad Bosagh Zadeh, the production control director of National Petrochemical Company. Since March till October 2016 Iran has considerably increased the volume of petrochemical production. It is by 6 percent more than within the same […]...

Jan 5th, 2017

The excess of supply may affect the price for liquefied natural gas in Europe

The results of Credit Suisse’s research confirm the increasing oversupply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on the global market. In light of this, the situation on the European market can seriously change in the following 2 years. In 2017, the price for LNG in Europe will remain stable, but the increase in LNG production in […]...

Dec 27th, 2016

Industrial coatings of BASF are acquired by AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has acquired the business of manufacturing industrial coatings from BASF. The deal with BASF is the implementation of AkzoNobel’s strategy to create new assets through additional acquisitions. It is reported that AkzoNobel has successfully consummated the deal which contributes to the efficient implementation of the financial strategy of AkzoNobel to strengthen the division of […]...

Dec 16th, 2016

Polyvinylchloride import and export volumes in of the Russian Federation

The volume of polyvinylchloride suspension (PVC – S) import to the Russian market has increased by 36% since the beginning of 2016. The polyvinylchloride suspension export has increased by a third. Within the last eleven months, Russia has imported approximately 124,000 tonnes of polyvinylchloride suspension. However, in November the supplies were lowered to marginally larger […]...

Dec 16th, 2016

EU chemical industry gains advantage from the vote on the EU emissions trading system

On 15 December 2016 the European Parliament environment committee has positively voted on the EU Emissions Trading System. The decision which supports the allocations for the chemical industry was welcomed by European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC).  CEFIC finds this decision well-judged as it was taken avoiding the complex paper-laden process. The new policy concerning the […]...

Dec 12th, 2016

A Russian chemical company “Sibmetahim” has updated the manufacture of methanol, formalin and urea-formaldehyde concentrate

LLC Sibmetahim, Russia has put into service a modernized production of formalin and urea-formaldehyde concentrate (UFC-85). The reconstruction of the formalin and urea-formaldehyde concentrate production has been conducted since 2013. During this period, Sibmetahim has invested 1 billion rubles in the construction of new fabrication system, which have been designed by the St. Petersburg Company […]...